18:00 pmUnity Books
57 Willis Street
Join author and photographer Peter Laurenson at the launch of his new book, 'Khumbu: Gateway to Mount Everest ─ Pathways to Kinship', a beautifully illustrated, three decade account of his travels to Khumbu, the Nepalese gateway to Mount Everest and home to the Sherpa people. On his second visit, a chance meeting with a Sherpa family sparked a friendship that grew stronger as Laurenson brought his three sons, each in turn, to trek through this enchanted region. Accompanying this unfolding story of kinship are Laurenson’s insights into Sherpa culture, the explosion of activity on Everest, and the changing nature of Khumbu as the area’s popularity grew. Throughout, his striking photographs convey the essence of this remarkable land and its people. Peter will discuss his travels to Khumbu, with refreshments and nibbles provided. All welcome.